TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Ellie Goulding, Halcyon

From a small English town to uber raves around the globe, one voice has gone from a mere whisper to speaking volumes to a neon clad, dubstep-loving generation.

You might assume Ellie Goulding’s body of work relies on the current crop of dubstep remixers, but this six-string toting blondie is more than just a voice heard over Skrillex drops. We’ve got a copy of her newest album Halcyon for one of you to get your mittens on to see just what we’re, er…raving about.

Goulding is a singer/songwriter who has made huge strides artistically reaping commercial and critical success since her 2009 debut single “Under the Sheets.” She’s developed a sound all her own which has come into full bloom on Halcyon, which hit store shelves just this morning.

Although Goulding didn’t completely abandon the electronics that gave her such a huge introduction, Halcyon is far more ambitious than its predecessor both stylistically and in scope. “It’s a bit more tribal and anthemic; a bit more piano and vocal than anything. The last album was very electronic, but it was tied in with my voice; this one, to me, is way more of a pop record.”

So, how can you enter to win Ellie’s Halcyon? In the comments below, tell us your favorite artist who began their career with straightforward electronica, but slowly moved into more stylistically diverse material.  Since I’m still hype on Until the Quiet Comes, I’m going to have to go with Flying Lotus.

One winner with a North American mailing address will be chosen a week from today, 10/16!

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  • Ashley

    Not sure if this artist fits the criteria exactly, but I’d say that Calvin Harris is my favorite.

  • D_Coded

    Tricky
    from Massive Attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmrfgj0MZI
    to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E39JhbglYU

  • with an F

    Dan Deacon — his new album has grown out of the chipmunk-voice, spastic arpeggiator phase.
    Bonus choice: Jimmy Tamborello — he went from dense, moody Dntel to radio friendly Postal Service.

  • ChasGuy

    Passion Pit.

  • http://thevinyldistrict.com oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!

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